July 2016

Transylvania County Center
Master Gardeners at the Farmers Market July 2nd and 16th!

Come on down to the Farmers Market on the corner of Johnson and Jordan street every Saturday from 8:00am to noon. On July 2nd and 16th the Master Gardeners will be available to answer your lawn and garden questions. Come  
Keeping your tomatoes healthy
We all love getting those first ripe tomatoes out of our garden, but if we don't take care of our babies, we may not get to experience that joy. One of the most common questions we get is controlling the diseases that affect tomatoes in the garden. Most diseases or fungal, and there are a number of effective pesticides which can control these issues, but you need to plan ahead, scout your garden, and know what to look for. Take a look at NCSU's tomato website for more information. 
Bacterial spot
Late blight
Integrated Pest Management Workshop
Friday, July 15th, 2016

This is the fourth session in our regular IPM Series offered each month at the Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River.  This session will feature Brian Heath from the NC Forest Service with a discussion of two new exotic pests of forests and landscapes: Emerald Ash Borer and Thousand Canker's Disease.  The class is approved for 2 hours of pesticide credit in L,N, D and X as well as 2 hours of credits for Landscape Contractors.  It starts at  2:00 p.m. and continues to 4:00 p.m.  It is open to Green Industry  Professionals as well as Master Gardeners.  There is no registration. 
Equine Nutrition Workshop
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
6:30 P.M. at the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room

Dr. Marty Adams, equine nutritionist for Southern States Cooperative, will deliver a workshop addressing equine nutrition. For further information and registration contact Addison Bradley acbradl2@ncsu.edu or (828) 553-9858.
Livestock Producer Message Board

Wanted: Friends for Life Forever Farm is seeking a miniature Jenny to protect small livestock.  Contact Addison Bradley (828) 553-9858 for further information.  

For sale: 4 spool Haymaster tedder; field ready with extra parts; recently maintenanced $2,000.  Call (864) 982-8049 for further information.

Rosman High School and Brevard High School agricultural programs are seeking donations to assist with the improvement of their 
school farms.  Contact Addison Bradley (828) 553-9858.

4 Sale Boer and Nubian cross meat goats.  Commercial and ABGA.  Call Sospiro Ranch @  828-348-0966  for info.

Master Gardeners Open House at Silvermont
Transylvania EMG Open House Invitation 7-12-2016

2016 4-H Camp at Betsy Jeff Penn

Summer Opportunities with 4-H 
Transylvania Beekeeping Club-July Meeting
Our next meeting is Monday July 11 and our speaker will be Sean Collingsworth who will present information on building a bear fence around the hives.  Meeting is at 7pm and is located at  98 E. Morgan St in Brevard.
Bring your questions for Sean.

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Maryann Mickewicz, Administrative Assistant
98 E. Morgan Street, Brevard, NC 28712